This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

Apr 28th 2021

This Week in Google 609

Put Garlic On My Shopping List

Google and Apple earnings, Dogecoin, Basecamp drama, Google IO '21
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Category: News
  • Google Earnings Smash Sales Records as Digital Ad Market Booms
  • Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google became big tech companies by acquiring hundreds of smaller companies
  • Google Cloud brings in $4B in Q1, up 46 percent
  • Google Fiber coming to another Utah city
  • Sundar Pichai talks about COVID in India
  • Google's Oscar commercial
  • Apple reports another blowout quarter with sales up 54%, authorizes $90 billion in share buybacks
  • Dogecoin price surges after tweets from Elon Musk and Mark Cuban
  • Amazon to hike wages for over 500,000 workers
  • 4chan founder Chris Poole has left Google
  • What really happened at Basecamp
  • YouTube is a media juggernaut that could soon equal Netflix in revenue
  • Roku says it may lose YouTube TV app after Google made anti-competitive demands
  • Comic unapologetic about putting garlic on fans shopping lists
  • Google adds COVID restriction alerts, new road-trip mapping features, as vaccines enable safer travel
  • Google Fi marks 6th birthday with new ‘Simply Unlimited’ plan that lacks ‘Unlimited Plus’ extras
  • Google-run Android Earthquake Alerts System is now providing warnings in first two countries
  • Google Assistant can now correctly set timers or alarms even after you flub a voice command
  • Google Photos for Android rolling out new ‘Sharpen’ and ‘Denoise’ editor tools
  • Google Assistant can now correctly set timers or alarms even after you flub a voice command
  • YouTube adds even more video resolution controls and options on mobile
  • It took Google 526 days to give you a way to search through Stadia’s 172 games
  • Kevin Tofel: Looks like I’m going to be a GT Yellow Jacket
  • What Old Tiktok-ERs Look like (by Ant)
  • Be Mindful Of The Dance Moves You're Doing On Tiktok
  • Pichai teases ‘significant’ announcements at Google I/O 2021 as product cycles return to normal
  • Google posts I/O 2021 schedule, starting with Sundar Pichai keynote on May 18 at 10 a.m
  • Samsung unpacks its Galaxy Book Pro, Pro 360 and more
  • Amazon sees ‘positive outcome’ in FCC’s SpaceX satellite ruling
  • Minutes before Trump left office, millions of the Pentagon’s dormant IP addresses sprang to life
  • Daniel Kaminsky, Internet Security Savior, Dies at 42
  • Introducing Immersive View, A Fun New Way to Meet
  • 90s Kids Guide to the Internet
  • WaPo reports on brain interfaces with a touch of moral panic
  • She never returned a VHS of Sabrina and 20 years later faced a felony
  • Verizon Explores Sale of Media Assets, Including Parts of Yahoo and AOL


  • Stacey - Ember Mug
  • Jeff - Oscar Viewership Rises To 10.4M In Final Numbers
  • Ant - I Finally Created an NFT (Why not?)
  • Ant - My Newest Short Film
  • Ant - Photo Pursuit: Stories Behind the Photographs

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